Holiday essentials

If you're anything like me, it can be a nightmare trying to condense your beauty products down to try and fit them in a suitcase when you go on holiday. They always seem to weigh an awful lot! These are just a few essentials that I believe are perfect for a trip away!

001. Toni and Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray
Hot weather can play havoc with your hair. I give up straightening my hair in the humidity as it just goes frizzy again anyway! I really can't be bothered to do anything fancy because let's face it, stuffing your face at dinner is much more important! This is where salt spray works wonders! I found this mini bottle worked a treat.

004. Caudalie Lip Conditioner
I've got to admit i'm a bit of a lip balm sell out, I carry so many around with me at once time and am constantly changing but this Caudalie product has a special place in my heart. I love the lipstick shape as it makes it so easy to apply and it doesn't go sticky nor does it melt in the heat. It works wonders on my lips, keeping them perfectly moisturised throughout the day ready for some lipstick in the evenings.

003. Etat Pur Biomimetique Micellar Cleansing Water c/o AX Paris goodie bag
I don't like to use cleansing water to take my make up off everyday - it's purely reserved for drunk and lazy nights. But a bottle of it is perfect for a holiday. It does everything so you don't need to carry around eye make up remover and a cleanser. I got this bottle in a goody bag from the Ax Paris event and it's doing it's job very nicely indeed.

004.Batiste original dry shampoo
Well i've spouted off enough rave reviews for this product so I really don't need to say anything other than make sure you pack it. It's a lifesaver to give your hair a bit of spring clean before you march down to the pool in the evening.

005. Ted Baker Rose, Vanilla, Sandalwood and Raspberry Body Spray
Sometimes perfume can feel to heavy in the daytime on holiday so I like to use a few spritzs of a body spray to keep me smelling fresh. They come in handy sized bottles and as they're made of plastic it helps to save a few kilos on your luggage allowance. Glass bottles can weigh a ton! This one was part of a Christmas gift set.

006. No 7 Protect and Prefect Night Cream
I have to use a cream at night otherwise my skin has a tantrum. This works great with the moisturiser below and helps to regenerate your sin overnight as it recovers from a day in the sun. I find the sun can be very drying!

007. No 7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream  Dry/Very Dry
I have to use a moisturising cream during the day and this one is perfect for taking on holiday. It had added spf so it doesn't matter too much if you forget to put suncream on your face first thing. Anyone else completely bypass their face too by accident?

008. Perfume samples
Like I mentioned earlier lugging a full size bottle of perfume on holiday can take up unnecessary weight. I tend to take a couple of perfume samples with me. That way you can have a different scent every night!

What are your holiday essentials?


  1. I always take perfume samples, too! My essentials are face wipes, suncream and salt spray. x

  2. I've been obsessed with that cleansing water since we got it - so good! Batiste is also my saviour, especially at festivals :) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

  3. Oh dry shampoo is a must for holidays! I love the idea of taking samples with you! I always take far too many things with me when I go on holiday.

    Em x

  4. I love the sound of the Caudalie lip balm, not that I need any more! xo

  5. my holiday essentials are uv protection hair spray, leave in conditioning hair spray and tinted lip balm :) x

  6. Ooh the salt spray sounds really lovely. Beachy hair on holiday is the best <3

    Jennie xo |

  7. ah, i am in love with sea salt spray! it works wonders on hair!

    lindsey louise

  8. i have to have batiste!!
    it's the only way forward :D

    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

  9. Such a nice haul. Great products!

    I have an international clothing giveaway on my blog(last day).
    Hope you participate!

  10. dry shampoo is the best essential x

  11. I don't go anywhere with dry shampoo!
    Definitely an essential.
    Now following on bloglovin.
    A fellow Sophie :)


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